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  • Report: UK denies US access to bases for Gulf buildup

    10/25/2012 5:16:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/12 | Jeremy Herb
    The British government rejected U.S. requests to use military bases in the United Kingdom as part of a build-up in the Gulf, citing legal concerns that a pre-emptive strike on Iran would violate international law, The Guardian reported. Citing unnamed U.K. officials, the Guardian reported that the United States has made informal requests for access to British bases in Cypress and British territories in the Atlantic and Indian oceans as part of contingency planning for Iran. But British ministers have responded with legal advice from the U.K. attorney generalís office that says Iran does not currently represent ďa clear and...
  • Iraqi Vice President: Iran Supplying Assad Through Ground Convoys

    10/24/2012 4:35:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 3:47 PM | Posted By Josh Rogin
    For several months, the U.S. government has been urging the Iraqi government to stop Iran from supplying arms to the Syrian regime through commercial flights over Iraqi airspace, but a larger amount of supplies is now crossing Iraq via convoys on the ground, Iraq's exiled Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi told The Cable. Hashimi said he has evidence all pointing to a growing and active ground transport route from Iran to Syria. The route crosses through the Zarbatia checkpoint on the Iran-Iraq border, west of the Iranian town of Mehran, flows through the city of Karbala, and crosses over to Syria...
  • IS NEWLY APPOINTED LIBYA INVESTIGATOR AN ISLAMIST-SYMPATHIZER WITH TIES TO CAIR?

    10/24/2012 10:30:02 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October24,2012 | Tiffany Gabay
    Is the man the Obama administration appointed on October 4 as key investigator for the terror attacks in Benghazi an Islamist-sympathizer? According to recently published reports, the new chairman of a State Departmentís ďAccountability†Review Board,Ē which is heading the federal investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks, has been accused of being an ďapologist for Islamic terrorism who has a cozy relationship with Iran.Ē Whatís more, the man in question ó former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering ó has documented ties with the controversial group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR, of course, is a documented Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and was...
  • A Kurdish Wedge Between Iraq, Turkey

    10/24/2012 1:33:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Real Clear World ^ | October 24, 2012 | Joost Hiltermann
    The mood in Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk - the three largest cities in Iraqi Kurdistan - is newly buoyant these days, and with good reason. Iraq's Kurds, who occupy the semiautonomous region run by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), have much to celebrate. They enjoy relative peace and stability compared with the rest of the country, boast a moderately open society, and, over the past year, have received a whopping vote of confidence in their nascent economy from some of the world's largest oil companies, including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Total and Gazprom, all of which have signed exploration contracts with the...
  • Former CIA chief: Romneyís right on Iran (On Stage, One man was President, the other Presidential)

    10/24/2012 1:48:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    How well did both candidates frame the biggest threats against the US during the final presidential debate, to the extent that they stuck to the debate topic of foreign policy? Newsmax asked former CIA chief Michael Hayden whether Barack Obama was correct in identifying terrorist networks as our greatest threat, or Mitt Romney pointing to Iran and their pursuit of nuclear weapons. Hayden gives the point to Romney --- and says that Obama has been largely ineffective at stopping the mullah's march to nuclear proliferation: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Former CIA Director Michael Hayden tells Newsmax that Mitt...
  • Iran's Sanction Battle Plan: Halting Oil Exports Altogether

    10/23/2012 3:17:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/10/12 | David Lev
    Although the amount of oil Iran is producing and selling on the world market has shrunk substantially in recent months, due to U.S. and EU sanctions, Iran has still been selling oil to countries in the Far East like China Ė and that supply, experts say has been one factor in why the price of oil has not risen even more. And on Tuesday, Iran struck back at Western sanctions against it, saying that if the sanctions continued it would stop producing oil altogether. The sanctions have been the cause of significant economic instability in Iran, according to Western economists....
  • Flubbing Fact Fibbers Flunk Fourth Estate

    10/23/2012 10:11:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2012 | Calvin Woodward
    FACT CHECK: Flunking geography, history ROMNEY: "Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea." THE FACTS: Iran has a large southern coastline with access to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. And it has no land border with Syria.
  • Thinking Iran ó Itís the Regime, Not the Nukes

    10/23/2012 8:27:26 AM PDT · by arthurus
    Right Side News ^ | 23 October 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ...the obsession over Iranís nukes is a grave mistake. It implies that if we could come to some understanding about the mullahsí nuclear ambitions, the groundwork would be laid for stable relations. This is delusional. Exportation of their Islamist revolution, hatred of America and, within that sweep, the destruction of Israel have been the operating premises of Khomeinist Iran since 1979. The facilitation of terrorism ó a barbaric way to pursue national interests ó has been the regimeís principal means of operation. The mullahs have killed or aided and abetted in the killing of thousands of Americans, and every day...
  • Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing

    10/22/2012 8:03:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | Monday, October 22, 2012 | Sean Coughlan
    The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics. This international research project is already casting light on a lost bronze age middle eastern society where enslaved workers lived on rations close to the starvation level... Dr Dahl's secret weapon is being able to see this writing more clearly than ever before... a big black dome is clicking away and flashing out light... It's being used to help decode a writing system called proto-Elamite, used between around 3200BC and 2900BC in a...
  • Neville Obama

    10/22/2012 3:17:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 23, 2012 | Mona Charen
    "If you want peace, prepare for war." óAncient Roman wisdomIn 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was determined to keep peace between Great Britain and Germany. Dismayed by the carnage of World War I, Chamberlain (along with most of the opinion elite in England) sought peace with honor ó but in any case, peace. Yes, Chamberlain had watched with growing anxiety as Germany, in defiance of treaties, rearmed, and as the Nazi party engaged in ever more brazen and violent repression of domestic opponents. Germany's alliance with militarist Japan and fascist Spain (1936), followed by the Pact of Steel with...
  • A Baracktober Surprise Courtesy Of Iran?

    10/22/2012 12:13:02 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-22-12 | The Looking Spoon
    At first it was, then it wasn't. I think it was a trial balloon of sorts. Whatever it may be, it needs to be discussed and called out preemptively, lest the left confuses/accuses †conservative realism that this is a last ditch election gimmick with cynicism.
  • Latest Iranian claim: Obama White House assured us of our nuclear rights

    10/22/2012 10:35:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/22/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Consider this the bookend to 48 hours of Iranian game-playing before the election. On Saturday, the New York Times reported that the US and Iran had agreed to direct negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program, purportedly fueled by the sanctions that have Iran on the brink of economic collapse. The White House vehemently denied this, and the Times began watering down the reporting almost immediately, but Republicans suspected an October surprise on the foreign-policy front just before the foreign-policy debate tonight and the election in two weeks.If that was an October Surprise for Obama, the mullahs had a less pleasant...
  • Islam Needs At Least Four More Years with President O'Bama.

    10/22/2012 9:17:36 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | Otober 22, 2012 | Dan Miller
    President O'Bama desires peace and Islam is the True Religion of Peace. We need each other and will work together for the final victory, Insha'AllńĀh. Guest post by His Supreme Wonderfulness, Sheik Abdul beel-Zebub. Although nominally an Irish Catholic, Barack Hussein O'Bama has done more than any other President of the United States to promote Islam. He has done so despite rabid conservative opposition based on the types of lies and hatred forbidden by our Great Religion of Peace. Hence I, Sheik Abdul beel-Zebub, in my capacity as The Grand Wizard of Islam, hereby offer our heartiest endorsement. I know...
  • Iranian Regime: Obama Sent Secret Message Recognizing Our Nuclear Rights

    10/22/2012 5:10:35 AM PDT · by Josephat · 77 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/21/12 | Jim Hoft
    Last week, Reza Kahlili, a former Revolutionary Guard member wrote that Iran had reached a deal with the Obama Administration to preserve portions of its nuclear program. Hossain Ebrahimi told reporters yesterday that Obama sent the regime a secret message. On Saturday, the Iranian regime confirmed this report. The Iranian regime revealed on Saturday that the Obama Administration sent them a secret message through the Swiss Embassy recognizing their nuclear rights. The Swiss government, acting through its Embassy in Tehran, serves as protecting power for U.S. interests in Iran. Fars News reported, via Weasel Zippers: Senior Iranian parliamentary sources revealed...
  • Iranian Regime: Obama Sent Secret Message Recognizing Our Nuclear Rights

    10/22/2012 5:10:29 AM PDT · by Josephat · 6 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/21/12 | Jim Hoft
    Last week, Reza Kahlili, a former Revolutionary Guard member wrote that Iran had reached a deal with the Obama Administration to preserve portions of its nuclear program. Hossain Ebrahimi told reporters yesterday that Obama sent the regime a secret message. On Saturday, the Iranian regime confirmed this report. The Iranian regime revealed on Saturday that the Obama Administration sent them a secret message through the Swiss Embassy recognizing their nuclear rights. The Swiss government, acting through its Embassy in Tehran, serves as protecting power for U.S. interests in Iran. Fars News reported, via Weasel Zippers: Senior Iranian parliamentary sources revealed...
  • Nobody owning up to US-Iran talks story

    10/21/2012 1:39:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    hotair.com ^ | October 21, 2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    If you’re one of the people who tend to spend their Saturday nights hanging out at Hot Air, (and let’s face it… why wouldn’t you?) you already know that we raised a few questions about a New York Times story claiming that Iran had agreed to some unilateral nuclear talks with the United States. That story in the Paper of Record still doesn’t appear to contain any updates or corrections, but the response from both sides of the world has been the same. Nobody is willing to back up their reporting. First up, Iran. “We don’t have any discussions or...
  • Portman: Iran story looks like ďanother national security leak from the White HouseĒ

    10/21/2012 1:13:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2012 | ERIKA JOHNSON
    It was only a few months back that there was plenty of hearty suspicion going around concerning the White House‚Äôs involvement in a specific string of high-profile national-security leaks to the media, and on MSNBC‚Äôs Meet the Press this morning, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman suggested something of the same vein in regards to yesterday‚Äôs report on possible negotiations between Iran and the United States, via the NJ: Portman, R-Ohio, said that the fact both countries are denying the story makes it look like another inappropriate leak from the administration rather than a diplomatic breakthrough.It looks like ¬ďanother national security leak...
  • Jordan foils Qaeda plot, arrests 11 militants : state TV

    10/21/2012 12:04:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan foiled a major plot by an al Qaeda-linked cell to destabilize the key U.S. ally's security by bombing shopping centers and assassinating Western diplomats, state television said on Sunday. Security forces detained 11 suspects in connection with a plot going on since June to carry out attacks in the capital Amman using smuggled weapons and explosives brought from Syria, according to security officials cited by television.
  • WI SENATE: BALDWIN TAKES $60K FROM PRO-IRAN GROUP, PLEADS IGNORANCE

    10/21/2012 11:51:01 AM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2012 | Staff
    Tammy Baldwin has come under fire for taking a $60,000 contribution from the Council for Liveable World. In the October 18 debate with Gov. Tommy Thompson, Baldwin went on to deny having any knowledge of the group. The Council is a Pro-Iran operation that opposes sanctions against Iran and supports the current Iranian political regime. The Councilís position on Iran reads:(emphasis added) Unfortunately, United States policy has been to publicly threaten and insult Iran while taking provocative actions such as adopting a policy of regime change, attempting to increase unilateral sanctions, deploying additional military assets in the region, and arresting...
  • Netanyahu: 'I Don't Know of Iran-U.S. Contacts' (video)

    10/21/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/21/12 | Arutz 7
    Video of the Prime Minister's comments at link.